The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 490 466 435
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs citing SMTP 86 110 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 1.64% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 60
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £284 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.60 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.60 - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7709 6701 7034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.11% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4163 3424 3398
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 382 600
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SMTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -48 82 £375 +4.16% 38
South East -11 45 £398 -0.62% 10
London -6 25 £300 -14.28% 11
Berkshire +18 21 £398 -3.63% 3
Hampshire -18 17 £380 -5.00% 1
Reading +7 9 £425 -5.55% 3
City of London +5 5 £235 -34.72% 6
Surrey 0 5 £375 +172.72% 2
North West -10 5 £325 - 4
Camberley - 5 £375 - 1
Manchester -11 4 £313 - 3
South West -13 3 £375 +15.38% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £175 -
West Midlands -2 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £375 -
Swindon - 2 £375 -
Cheshire +2 1 £408 - 1
East Midlands -6 1 £110 - 2
Southampton -16 1 £475 - 1
Northampton - 1 £110 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £110 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 106 (54.64%) Windows
2 98 (50.52%) Microsoft
3 90 (46.39%) DNS
4 69 (35.57%) Active Directory
5 61 (31.44%) HTTP
5 61 (31.44%) Firewall
5 61 (31.44%) VMware
6 60 (30.93%) MS Exchange
7 58 (29.90%) Security Cleared
8 51 (26.29%) VPN
9 47 (24.23%) TCP/IP
10 44 (22.68%) Cisco
11 43 (22.16%) SSL
12 42 (21.65%) LAN
13 40 (20.62%) FTP
14 39 (20.10%) WAN
14 39 (20.10%) SQL
14 39 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (19.59%) UNIX
16 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
17 34 (17.53%) Linux
18 32 (16.49%) IIS
18 32 (16.49%) ITIL
18 32 (16.49%) Citrix
18 32 (16.49%) SAN
19 31 (15.98%) MS Excel
20 28 (14.43%) X.400
20 28 (14.43%) X.500
21 27 (13.92%) Python

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (30.93%) MS Exchange
2 32 (16.49%) IIS
3 27 (13.92%) SharePoint
4 21 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (8.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (6.19%) Apache
8 8 (4.12%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.12%) IBM Notes
8 8 (4.12%) WebSphere
8 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (3.61%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (3.61%) GroupWise
9 7 (3.61%) CICS
10 6 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (2.58%) JBoss
12 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (15.98%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.86%) MS Office
3 14 (7.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.03%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 90 (46.39%) DNS
2 61 (31.44%) HTTP
2 61 (31.44%) Firewall
3 51 (26.29%) VPN
4 47 (24.23%) TCP/IP
5 43 (22.16%) SSL
6 42 (21.65%) LAN
7 40 (20.62%) FTP
8 39 (20.10%) WAN
9 32 (16.49%) SAN
10 28 (14.43%) X.400
10 28 (14.43%) X.500
11 27 (13.92%) Internet
12 24 (12.37%) LDAP
13 22 (11.34%) DHCP
14 21 (10.82%) IMAP
15 19 (9.79%) MPLS
16 17 (8.76%) POP3
17 16 (8.25%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (7.73%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.64%) MySQL
4 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.61%) DB2
6 3 (1.55%) Crystal Enterprise
6 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.03%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Subversion
2 6 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.09%) MSI
3 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.03%) NSubstitute
5 2 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (9.28%) Finance
2 16 (8.25%) Military
3 10 (5.15%) Banking
3 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.09%) Law
5 3 (1.55%) Retail
5 3 (1.55%) Back Office
6 2 (1.03%) Billing
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (9.79%) Administrator
2 15 (7.73%) Architect
2 15 (7.73%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (7.22%) Developer
3 14 (7.22%) Analyst
4 13 (6.70%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (5.67%) Messaging Engineer
6 10 (5.15%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 9 (4.64%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Consultant
8 8 (4.12%) Field Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Server Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Exchange Engineer
9 7 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (3.09%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.19%) .NET
2 8 (4.12%) JSON
3 7 (3.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (3.61%) Ajax
4 6 (3.09%) HTML
4 6 (3.09%) XML
5 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.58%) CSS
6 4 (2.06%) Web Services
7 3 (1.55%) ODBC
7 3 (1.55%) MAPI
8 2 (1.03%) Middleware
8 2 (1.03%) XMPP
8 2 (1.03%) ActiveX
8 2 (1.03%) SOAP
8 2 (1.03%) DCOM
8 2 (1.03%) Twisted
8 2 (1.03%) CSS3
8 2 (1.03%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (1.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.79%) Clustering
3 10 (5.15%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.64%) PKI
5 7 (3.61%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.61%) Replication
5 7 (3.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (3.09%) PDA
6 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.58%) Open Source
8 2 (1.03%) CESG
9 1 (0.52%) SecurID
9 1 (0.52%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.52%) iPad
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 106 (54.64%) Windows
2 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (19.59%) UNIX
4 34 (17.53%) Linux
5 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (10.31%) Solaris
7 16 (8.25%) Windows 7
8 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.64%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.61%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.55%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.49%) ITIL
2 17 (8.76%) Kalman Filter
2 17 (8.76%) Boundary Protection
3 16 (8.25%) Project Management
4 15 (7.73%) Migration
5 14 (7.22%) Mentoring
6 13 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (6.70%) Integration Testing
7 10 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.64%) Validation
8 9 (4.64%) Service Management
9 8 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.12%) Unit Testing
9 8 (4.12%) DevOps
10 7 (3.61%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (3.61%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.61%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.09%) CRM
12 5 (2.58%) SOA
12 5 (2.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.10%) SQL
2 27 (13.92%) Python
3 20 (10.31%) Perl
3 20 (10.31%) PowerShell
4 19 (9.79%) C
5 14 (7.22%) C++
5 14 (7.22%) Bash Shell
6 12 (6.19%) Shell Script
7 10 (5.15%) PHP
7 10 (5.15%) C#
8 8 (4.12%) VBScript
8 8 (4.12%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.61%) REXX
10 2 (1.03%) F#
10 2 (1.03%) VB
10 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.03%) VBA
10 2 (1.03%) Java
10 2 (1.03%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 58 (29.90%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (12.37%) DV Cleared
5 16 (8.25%) Degree
6 12 (6.19%) MCP
7 10 (5.15%) MCSE
8 8 (4.12%) MCTS
8 8 (4.12%) MCITP
9 7 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.61%) VCP4
10 6 (3.09%) CCNP
11 3 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.52%) CISSP
12 1 (0.52%) CCNA
12 1 (0.52%) CISM
12 1 (0.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.61%) SLA
2 4 (2.06%) QA
3 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (35.57%) Active Directory
2 39 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.25%) Sendmail
4 14 (7.22%) Forefront TMG
5 13 (6.70%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.67%) VMware ESX
7 10 (5.15%) vSphere
8 9 (4.64%) ISA Server
9 7 (3.61%) RACF
10 5 (2.58%) Squid
10 5 (2.58%) XenApp
10 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.06%) NFS
11 4 (2.06%) Postfix
12 3 (1.55%) Xen
12 3 (1.55%) VirtualBox
13 2 (1.03%) ProxySG
13 2 (1.03%) Snort
13 2 (1.03%) Samba
13 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (9.79%) ARCserve
2 16 (8.25%) MIMEsweeper
3 12 (6.19%) MAILsweeper
3 12 (6.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (5.67%) HP SIM
5 10 (5.15%) Nagios
6 7 (3.61%) OMEGAMON
6 7 (3.61%) Ansible
7 5 (2.58%) Icinga
7 5 (2.58%) Puppet
8 4 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.55%) SCOM
9 3 (1.55%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.03%) Cacti
10 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.03%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.03%) yum
10 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 98 (50.52%) Microsoft
2 61 (31.44%) VMware
3 44 (22.68%) Cisco
4 32 (16.49%) Citrix
5 21 (10.82%) CheckPoint
6 20 (10.31%) Juniper
7 19 (9.79%) CA
7 19 (9.79%) HP
8 16 (8.25%) NetApp
9 15 (7.73%) Oracle
10 14 (7.22%) McAfee
10 14 (7.22%) Websense
10 14 (7.22%) Blue Coat
11 13 (6.70%) Clearswift
12 10 (5.15%) Symantec
12 10 (5.15%) Lotus
12 10 (5.15%) F5
13 8 (4.12%) Brocade
13 8 (4.12%) IBM
13 8 (4.12%) Dell
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